IGN’s latest video discusses the history and the rise of the SoulCalibur franchise

By on October 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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We’re approaching the latest release in the saga of the SoulCalibur games, and it will be the sixth chapter for the venerated, 20-year-old franchise. The game’s burgeoning history has had its ups and downs, and IGN is taking a closer look at the games with famous personalities involved throughout the years.

In the video below, Bandai Namco’s MarkMan opens up by talking about the 3D feel of SoulCalibur on the Dreamcast. Popular streamers Aris (Avoiding the Puddle) and Maximilian Dood talk about what made the game different from others — the movement, the speed, the characters, and of course, ring outs. SC player Bibulus brings up the iconic announcer who always reminds us that we’re fighting on the Stage of History. Kayane also steps in to talk about her trajectory in the esports scene and how Xianghua resonates with her personally. They also bring up how spirited the SoulCalibur communities have been, particularly in France.


EDIT: Namco has recently uploaded the same video on their YouTube channel, which you can see here.

What are your favorite memories revolving around this franchise? When did you start playing and why? Share with us in the comments below.

Source: IGN

Luke "Woocash" Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he's not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He's always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He's good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.